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Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory welcomes Alex Opsahl as Licensed Funeral Director

Alex graduated from Yankton High School in 2012, Dakota State University in Madison, SD in 2014 and from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science in 2016.
He is a member of the United Church of Christ in Yankton. He grew
up in the funeral business, starting with washing cars and mowing lawns. As a junior in high school, Alex made the decision to go to college to become a licensed funeral director. For many reasons, Alex chose to pursue a career in funeral service. He wanted to follow
in his father’s footsteps and own his own funeral home. Alex feels a call to help those families who have had a loss in their lives by putting their trust in him for guidance. “The greatest compliment from a family member I can receive is a hug or thank you.” We are excited to have Alex join the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory staff. As a family owned business, we are proud that Alex will be continuing our tradition of guiding and serving families with compassion and trust.

Dr. Paul and Marley Ann Opsahl

As a part of the two-day meeting of the Yankton College Board of Trustees on April 15-16, the Rev. Dr. Paul Opsahl, who has retired to Sioux Falls with his wife Marley Ann (Brosz) Opsahl, was granted the status of Trustee Emeritus at a dinner ceremony.

Dr. Paul becomes the sixth of a select group of living Trustees who have received this honor, including Mr. William Blount ’60, Dr. Kenneth B. Jones, Dr. Alta Kussman ’49, Dr. Charles Levinger ’52 and Dr. Brooks Ranney.

The criteria for inclusion are: has served a minimum of 15 years on the Yankton College Board of Trustees; has demonstrated past and present expertise in a given field or fields enhancing the work of the Yankton College Board; is an active contributor and is committed to future financial support of Yankton College and has demonstrated his commitment to the Yankton College Mission Statement.

Fellow BOT members attested to Paul’s service on the Board for 36 years, having become a member in 1980.

Growing up in Aberdeen, Paul graduated from Central High School. Then, having already felt the “call” to ministry, he entered the School of Theology program of Yankton College, graduating with a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree in 1957 and a BTh (Bachelor of Theology) Degree in 1958. Soon after earning his second degree, Paul attended Hartford Seminary in CT, where he and Marley Ann were married and from which, after two more years of study, he earned a BD (Bachelor of Divinity) degree.

The young couple served parishes in Cannon Falls and Owatonna MN, then were called to Redfield where he and his family, which now included son Kevin and daughter Kim, flourished and did the work of the Lord for 21 1/2 years. During this time he became actively involved in the community of Redfield and with the SD Conference of the United Church of Christ. Election to the Board of Trustees of YC in 1980 was soon followed by being awarded the Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by his alma mater in 1982.

Yet another call to service came from Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1987 where Paul expanded his influence into the National Board for Homeland Ministries of the UCC and then, in 1998, Paul and Marley Ann received the long-awaited call to the UCC Church in Yankton. Firmly ensconced in the environment in which they’d met and married and closer to their children and families, Paul continued his loyal endeavors on behalf of Yankton College, always with Marley Ann by his side. His official “retirement” provided the opportunity for Paul to become a vital part of the YC Legacy Committee, which was already searching for a permanent home for the College, the alumni and the historical recounting of the work begun by Dr. Joseph and Sarah (Wood) Ward. He helped develop the “Yankton College Forever!” plan with a hands-on approach that bore great fruit.

Thirty-six years passed in the “twinkling of an eye.” Paul and Marley Ann agreed that they would distance themselves from Yankton by just a few miles, and began residence at the Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls where they would find other pastors waiting to welcome them into an established community.

Perhaps Paul and Marley Ann had heard this comment by Elisabeth Foley — “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”

We bless their past and future work for the glory of God.




May 30    BINGO
BINGO at The Center every Tuesday & Friday 7-9pm.  Open to all ages and the public! 

Date: May 30, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.thecenteryankton.net
Location: The Center 900 Whiting Drive Yankton, SD
Contact: 605-665-4685
EMail: secretary@thecenteryankton.org
Date/Time Details: Every Tuesday & Friday 7-9 pm

Jun 1    David's Depot Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will host a ribbon cutting for David's Depot June 1, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.

Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonsd.com/ribbon
Location: 107 West 4th St.
Contact: (605) 665-3636
EMail: chamber@yanktonsd.com
Date/Time Details: 12:00
Noon

Jun 3    ABS Golf Classic
ABS is a non-profit organization that has provided services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over forty years.  Our mission is to provide opportunities for enriched lives.  This event raises funds for the ABS Foundation which will assist with achieving goals and future endeavors fo ABS. 

4-Person Best-Ball
$50 per player with golf cart included
$200 per team

Fox Run Golf Course

Registration: Friday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shotgun Start:  12:00 p.m.

Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fox Run Golf Course
Contact: Nickie Anderson
EMail: nanderson@abilitybuildingservices.org
Date/Time Details: Registration: Friday, June 3,  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shotgun Start:  12:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $50 per player with golf cart included $200 per team $10 for 2 mulligans

Jun 3    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 4    Toastmasters
Are you afraid of public speaking.  Toastmasters will help you overcome your fear of public speaking.  Come join Toastmasters!!!  Meets every Saturday at 7:30 AM to 8:40 AM  at the Frying Pan in Yankton.  For more information Contact Roy Wilcox at 605-660-2485.

Date: June 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Yankton
Contact: Roy Wilcox
EMail: roy.d.wilcox.b6fp@statefarm.com
Date/Time Details: 7:30 and to 8:40 am

Jun 4    Market at the Meridian
Regional Farmer's Market

Date: June 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday May - October
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Jun 6 - Jun 7    ARTsome Astronomy I
Rocket through the solar system through the lens of an artist! Fuse science, technology and art to understand the geologic story of our terrestrial celestial neighbors: planets, comets and asteroids and create a beautiful piece of art in the process.

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://SteckelbergConsulting.com
Location: Yankton High School
Contact: Marie Steckelberg
EMail: marie@steckelbergconsulting.com
Date/Time Details: June 6-7, 2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission: $100

Jun 7    Business Education Development Committee Meeting
Business Education Development Committee Meeting

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Yankton Chamber conference room.
EMail: renee@yanktonsd.com
Date/Time Details: First Tuesday of the month, 4pm-5pm

Jun 7    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 7    Yankton Area Summer Band Concert
Enjoy weekly free concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater!

The Yankton Area Summer Band is made up of volunteers of all age levels who love to play concert music! Led by guest directors each week, the YASB meets at 7pm to practice before the 8pm concert. 

Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.YanktonAreaArts.org
Location: Riverside Park Amphitheater
Contact: Yankton Area Arts 605-665-9754
EMail: yaa@iwnet
Date/Time Details: Every Tuesday from May 31-July 5 at 8:00pm
Fees/Admission: No charge!

Jun 8 - Jun 9    ARTsome Astronomy II
Rocket through the solar system through the lens of an artist with a focus on stars and gaseous planets! Fuse science, technology and art to understand the story of our celestial neighbors and create a beautiful piece of art in the process.

Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://steckelbergconsulting.com
Location: Yankton High School
Contact: Marie Steckelberg
EMail: marie@steckelbergconsulting.com
Date/Time Details: June 8-9, 2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fees/Admission: $100

Jun 9    Habitat Hoedown
Live bluegrass music featuring Boyd Bristow, Jan Schiferl, Guy Larson, Ron Gardner, and Ken Prussa.  Admission is a free will donation.  Strawberry pie auction.  Root beer floats for sale.  Sponsored by Habitat 500 bicycle team.

Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.habitatclayyankton.org/
Location: Calvary Baptist, 2407 Broadway, Yankton
EMail: habitatyank@iw.net
Date/Time Details: June 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free will donation at intermission.

Jun 10    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 11    Toastmasters
Are you afraid of public speaking.  Toastmasters will help you overcome your fear of public speaking.  Come join Toastmasters!!!  Meets every Saturday at 7:30 AM to 8:40 AM  at the Frying Pan in Yankton.  For more information Contact Roy Wilcox at 605-660-2485.

Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Yankton
Contact: Roy Wilcox
EMail: roy.d.wilcox.b6fp@statefarm.com
Date/Time Details: 7:30 and to 8:40 am

Jun 11    Market at the Meridian
Regional Farmer's Market

Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday May - October
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Jun 12    80th Anniversary Celebration-Dakota Territorial Museum
The Dakota Territorial Museum was opened June 12, 1936. To celebrate our 80th Anniversary, come down to the Museum and join us for food, fun, games, and living history! We will have a short program to commemorate the anniversary at 2 pm. A light picnic lunch (bring a blanket!) will be available for free-will donation, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park!

Date: June 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/475793499280383/
Location: Dakota Territorial Museum 610 Summit Street Yankton, SD 57078
EMail: info@dakotaterritorialmuseum.org
Fees/Admission: Free / Free will donation

Jun 14    Community Conversation Powered by the Bush Foundation
Purpose:
The SDSU Extension Office and the Bush Foundation will be discussing the details of applying for grants from the Foundation.
Those encouraged to attend:
Non-profits, Community Organizations, Municipalities, County Government, Economic Development Organizations
 Agenda
Community Conversations Powered by the Bush Foundation
June 14, 2016– Yankton, SD
 
 
10:00 am                     Registration/Coffee and treats
 
10:30 am                     Welcome & Introductions  
 
10:40 am                     Review Agenda
 
10:45 am                     Networking
 
11:05 am                     Community Story Telling

Community Story 1
Community Story 2

11:40 am                     Table Discussions:  Harvesting the Stories  

What new ideas, information or resources helped create a successful story?
What role did networking play in the stories? What types of networking were critical to success?
How did the story inspire you to think bigger and differently about what is possible in your community?

                       
12:00 pm                     Ideas from each Table:  Facilitators
 
12:15 pm                     LUNCH
 
1:10 pm                       Bush Foundation Programming
 
1:25 pm                       World Café Table Discussions

Two 20 minutes sessions

 
2:10 pm                       Summary & Next Steps
                                    Next Steps for Participants
 
2:30 pm                       Adjourn
 
 
** One-on-one appointments with Bush staff following the main conversation.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Website: http://www.igrow.org
Location: Mount Marty College
Roncalli Center Dining Room
1105 W. 8th Street
 
Date/Time Details: June 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Cost:
Free – lunch will be included
RSVP’s required!

Jun 14    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 14    Yankton Area Summer Band Concert
Enjoy weekly free concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater!

The Yankton Area Summer Band is made up of volunteers of all age levels who love to play concert music! Led by guest directors each week, the YASB meets at 7pm to practice before the 8pm concert. 

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.YanktonAreaArts.org
Location: Riverside Park Amphitheater
Contact: Yankton Area Arts 605-665-9754
EMail: yaa@iwnet
Date/Time Details: Every Tuesday from May 31-July 5 at 8:00pm
Fees/Admission: No charge!

Jun 17    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 18    Toastmasters
Are you afraid of public speaking.  Toastmasters will help you overcome your fear of public speaking.  Come join Toastmasters!!!  Meets every Saturday at 7:30 AM to 8:40 AM  at the Frying Pan in Yankton.  For more information Contact Roy Wilcox at 605-660-2485.

Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Yankton
Contact: Roy Wilcox
EMail: roy.d.wilcox.b6fp@statefarm.com
Date/Time Details: 7:30 and to 8:40 am

Jun 18    Market at the Meridian
Regional Farmer's Market

Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday May - October
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Jun 18    Meridian Mile
First annual age group, electronically-timed one mile run starting on the lower level of the Meridian Bridge.


Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Lower level of the Meridian Bridge
Contact: Jim Means
EMail: jmeans@firstdakota.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, June 8
9:00 a.m.

Jun 21    Ag Gala 11th Annual
Agriculture is the leading industry in the state of South Dakota, and plays a vital role in the Yankton economy. This annual Ag Gala is held in June to honor the agriculture industry. Each year during the event the Farm Family of the Year award is presented to a Yankton area family and P.A.Y. Scholarships are awarded to area youth. This event is sponsored by the Chamber Agri-Business Committee.

Master of Ceremonies: Lt. Governor Matt Michels
5 p.m. Social

6:30 p.m. Dinner w/program to follow
$40 per person if registered by June 10, 2016
$50 per person after June 10, 2016

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonsd.com/aggala
Location: Kiwanis 4-H Ice Center, 709 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Carmen Bodden (605) 665-3636
EMail: chamber@yanktonsd.com
Date/Time Details:


5 p.m. Social

6:30 p.m. Dinner w/program to follow


Fees/Admission: $40 per person if registered by June 10, 2016
$50 per person after June 10, 2016

Jun 21    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 21    Yankton Area Summer Band Concert
Enjoy weekly free concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater!

The Yankton Area Summer Band is made up of volunteers of all age levels who love to play concert music! Led by guest directors each week, the YASB meets at 7pm to practice before the 8pm concert. 

Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.YanktonAreaArts.org
Location: Riverside Park Amphitheater
Contact: Yankton Area Arts 605-665-9754
EMail: yaa@iwnet
Date/Time Details: Every Tuesday from May 31-July 5 at 8:00pm
Fees/Admission: No charge!

Jun 23    Website Development 101
Learn the basics of launching your own website and blog during this 3-hour Mini-Bootcamp class instructed by Sharla Kattenberg.  She will demonstrate how to find and install a Wordpress theme and how to add pages, a blog, images and links to your website.  Widgets and plugins also will be introduced.

Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: RTEC - 1200 W. 21st Street
Yankton, SD
Contact: RTEC 605-668-5700
Date/Time Details: Thursday, June 23
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Fees/Admission: $95.85 with tax.

Jun 23    Picker's Paradise Ribbon Cutting
Yankton Chamber Ambassadors' will host a ribbon cutting for Picker's Paradise at their new location located in the Yankton Mall.

Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonsd.com/ribbon
Location: 2100 Broadway Ave.
Contact: (605) 665-3636
EMail: marissa@yanktonsd.com
Date/Time Details: June 23, 2016
3:00 p.m.

Jun 24    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 25    Toastmasters
Are you afraid of public speaking.  Toastmasters will help you overcome your fear of public speaking.  Come join Toastmasters!!!  Meets every Saturday at 7:30 AM to 8:40 AM  at the Frying Pan in Yankton.  For more information Contact Roy Wilcox at 605-660-2485.

Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Yankton
Contact: Roy Wilcox
EMail: roy.d.wilcox.b6fp@statefarm.com
Date/Time Details: 7:30 and to 8:40 am

Jun 25    Market at the Meridian
Regional Farmer's Market

Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street
Date/Time Details: Every Saturday May - October
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Jun 28    Bingo
Join us for BINGO. Open to the public.

Date: June 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.yanktonseniorcenter.org
Location: The Center, 900 Whiting Dr.
Contact: Christy Hauer at (605) 665-4685
EMail: director@thecenteryankton.org

Jun 28    Yankton Area Summer Band Concert
Enjoy weekly free concerts at Riverside Park Amphitheater!

The Yankton Area Summer Band is made up of volunteers of all age levels who love to play concert music! Led by guest directors each week, the YASB meets at 7pm to practice before the 8pm concert. 

Date: June 28, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.YanktonAreaArts.org
Location: Riverside Park Amphitheater
Contact: Yankton Area Arts 605-665-9754
EMail: yaa@iwnet
Date/Time Details: Every Tuesday from May 31-July 5 at 8:00pm
Fees/Admission: No charge!

Jun 30    Website 201
Website 201
Learn more advanced web development skills in this second 3-hour Mini-Bootcamp class. Code Bootcamp graduate Sharla Kattenberg will help you install and implement several popular plugins in your website. She also will introduce you to HTML and CSS, which allow you to change the appearance of your website's theme, embed a YouTube video and use shortcode. By the time this class is over, you will have the skills needed to control the look and functionality of your website.
(Note: because this mini-bootcamp is completely interactive, make sure you bring your own laptop.-Chrome, Mac or PC)

Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://www.rtecedu.org
Location: RTEC, 1200 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD
Contact: 605-668-5700
Date/Time Details: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fees/Admission: Cost: $95.85 with tax